Family evacuated from Thousand Oaks home after 24 hours of tragedies

Dad's last words to firstborn son

Dad's last words to firstborn son

"He knew the risks, but he knew, like we all do, why we serve", Dean said.

Julie Hanson, who lives next door to Long's ranch-style home, described him as "odd" and "disrespectful" well before he left home a decade ago, got married and enlisted in the Marines, becoming a machine gunner. Investigators have not commented on whether mental illness played a role.

"Ron was a hardworking, dedicated sheriff's sergeant who was totally committed and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero because he went in to save lives".

Friends and family awaiting news about their loved ones at a family reunification center in Thousand Oaks were met by survivors of other mass shootings in a show of support following Wednesday night's tragedy at the Borderline Bar & Grill.

Orfanos was a graduate of Thousand Oaks High School and later joined the US Navy, where he served for two and a half years. "I hope he rots in hell for eternity".

As news cameras rolled, Susan Schmidt-Orfanos - the mother of 27-year-old Telemachus "Tel" Orfanos - exclaimed that she does not want sympathy, she wants "gun control". "I don't want thoughts", she said.

Nicholas Champion told CBS News that he and "probably 50 or 60 others" inside the Borderline Bar & Grill had also attended the Route 91 Harvest festival in October 2017, where a gunman killed 58 people and wounded almost 500 others in the worst mass shooting in USA history.

"He said Helus was on the phone with his wife when he got the report of the shooting and he told her, "'Hey, I have to go.

"He was raving hell in the house, you know, kicking holes in the walls and stuff and one of the neighbours was concerned and called the police", Richard Berge, who lived one block away from the home, said.

Trump touted his efforts to fund PTSD among veterans. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill called for stricter gun control.

The Woolsey blaze was also burning in parts of Los Angeles County, where mandatory evacuation orders were given Friday morning south of U.S. Highway 101, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

"I wanted to help as best I could", Kelly said.

The first victim of the shooting at the bar in Thousands Oaks has been identified as Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus. Gunshots were heard even as officers were responding to the incident.

Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said it was too early to speculate on the shooter's motives but that he appeared to have acted alone.

"I just started hearing these big pops - pop, pop, pop".

"It was this country strong family that it was just a regular thing and we were there to have fun and have a good time", he said.

Mourners have gathered to hold hands, sing and to wonder how one of the safest cities in America could become a killing zone.

The venue in the quiet, upscale Thousand Oaks suburb was hosting an event for college students, with several hundred young people in attendance.